Farm Management

Register Now for Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics in May

April 19, 2017

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters.

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Farm Program Payments and Projections for the Nebraska Panhandle

April 10, 2017

This Panhandle Perspectives column, published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, offers data and examples specific to western Nebraska.

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Crop Sequence: A Long-Term Decision that Impacts Annual Profitability and Risk

April 6, 2017
An ag economist's comparison of the profitability of four crop sequence simulations: continuous corn, corn-soybean, continuous soybean, and corn-corn-soybean.

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Share Machinery, Reduce Costs — Developing a Joint Ownership Agreement

April 5, 2017
Joint ownership of large farm equipment may offer cost savings. If you're considering this, check out the details that need to be included in the Joint Ownership Agreement.

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Quicken Classes for Farm, Ranch Record Keeping in the Panhandle

March 31, 2017

When commodity prices go down, it’s important to keep financial books on the ranch for more than just tax time. Three workshops on Quicken for Farm and Ranch Record Keeping will be held in the Panhandle in April.

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Caution for Farm Equipment Leases

March 23, 2017
Many factors in the current agricultural economy are leading producers to consider a lease arrangement of new capital purchases instead of an outright purchase. When considering this option, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons as well as possible effects on your tax return.

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Costs of Reducing Potential Nitrogen Pollution in Wheat Production

March 23, 2017

Understanding the influence of variable rate nitrogen technology in other areas can help inform Nebraska producers. 

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Map showing Nebraska ag land values as of Feb. 1, 2017

Report: Agricultural Land Values Decline an Average of 10%

March 15, 2017
Preliminary findings from the 2017 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey conducted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln indicate that as of February 1, 2017, farmland values declined by about 10% over the prior 12-month period to $2,805 per acre. This marks the third consecutive year of decline. Farmland value peaked in 2014 at $3,315 per acre.

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